Timberwolves vs Clippers Betting Preview
Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves host Los Angeles on Thursday, looking to build on their 16-19 mark against the 30-9 Clippers in NBA action at Target Center.
The Clippers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 24-15 ATS against the number this season, while the Timberwolves are 17-18 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Los Angeles is 22-17 on the totals; Minnesota is 18-17.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Timberwolves and the No. 3-rated Clippers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 106-95 win for the Clippers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 95.3 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 4 at 93.3 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 47.8% per game.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.5 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
The Clippers were a 117-109 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (226) made winners of OVER bettors. Jamal Crawford went off for 30 points and added 0 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 117-109 win over Houston on Tuesday at Toyota Center.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 113-98 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 211 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota got 21 points from J.J. Barea but lost anyway 113-98 against the Mavericks on Monday at American Airlines Center.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 1-9
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Clippers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 22-3 SU in their last 25 games
LA Clippers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the LA Clippers last 14 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 14 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Minnesota is 17-7 SU in their last 24 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
LA Clippers home to Washington, Saturday, January 19
Minnesota home to Houston, Saturday, January 19